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. marijuana legalized in two states, colorado and washington. gay marriage is legalized in maryland and maine. >> look at everything you listed, plus you look at the big role, latino population, played, and obama won the group by 70% you. have to wonder. heard the analysts talk about this all night. time for introspection in the republican party, because maybe slowly getting at a pace where the country is getting. a lot to deal with. the coverage of the election of president obama continues. >> we'll get some perspective on the campaign, the strategy and what lies ahead. stay with us. ♪ ♪ >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by united health care. every time someone chooses finish over cascade, it sparks a movement. look ! no ugly spots ! and see that shine ! you've got to try finish. because once they try finish, they can't keep it to themselves. i'm switching for good. wow ! awesome ! finish is seriously good. cannot believe how great it works. incredible shine. love, love, love finish ! so far over a million neighbors, friends, and family have switched to finish. join
, of course. >>> this morning we spoke with our washington senior editor rick klein. >> we asked if a new era of bipartisanship can actually now begin. >> reporter: the voters did not give president obama a mandate, but what he can do now is create that mandate. i think if he begins to governor like the promise of barack obama back in 2008, back in 2004 at the beginning of the democratic convention, if he begins to bring that piece of america today, this is a broad coalition. yes, it's a divided country but this is a new america speaking out in a pretty loud voice saying this is the leadership we wanted, and what they're craving right now is a leadership moment, and that's when the president has an opportunity. >> the headline tonight is about the president and how well he did and how it defied all expectations in pundits. no one expected the electoral gap to be as wide as it was. how did he pull it off? >> it's the perfect combination of demographics and tactics. on the demographic side he took advantage of the surge of young voters and minority voters. he was able to bring home hispanics in
, everybody. well paula broadwell was seen just last night in washington through the window of her brother's house. good morning on this wednesday. i'm rob nelson. >> yeah, she was sipping on wine, looked some what relaxed. >> probably needs a drink. >> i'm the other paula, paula faris, very uncomfortable with all this talk. details this morning about the other woman in the story, referring to jill kelley. we may hear from president obama about it all today as well. >> his first news conference since being re-elected. you can imagine this will be high on the press corps' agenda for sure. >>> two guys safely back with their families after a few harrowing and rather cold days on one of the continent's highest mountains. hear from them in just a second. >> then from california it was a pretty rude awakening for some residents thanks to tens of thousand of gallons of waltter. lots of dirt. when you put the two together you are pretty much getting more mud than anyone should have to deal with. >> look at that. talk about pressure -- the golfer who was basically trying to save his career. and it
's house in washington right there in the window eating and having a little bit of wine. >> we're learning much more about the other woman also at the center of the scandal. we are talking about jill kelley. abc's martha raddatz reports. >> reporter: it is breathtaking. within days, two four-star generals so widely respected in the midst of scandal. first, david petraeus, and now general john allen being investigated for sending what the pentagon said were potentially inappropriate messages, putting on hold his likely promotion to become the supreme allied commander in europe. >> of course, it weighs on him. as much as it weighs on dave petraeus. i believe that dave is very, very sad for what he has admitted he did. >> reporter: at the center of this web, jill kelley, the tampa socialite and honorary military ambassador, living near the centcom headquarters, where petraeus and allen were once based. officials say it was early this summer that kelley received anonymous e-mails accusing her of flaunting her friendly relationships with top military brass. the fbi traced those e-mails become t
was clearly seen through the window of her brother's housen washington. now the fbi reportedly stepped up its efforts to find out how broadwell obtained the classified information found on her computer. and right there, is visuals of the other woman, jill kelly. who many just describe as, military fund raiser. >> right. quick point here. come on now, paula was in the window drinking a glass of wine. has better lighting than we do now, with the world media kind of watching her now. seems slightly staged. just saying. oh, well. sure she has a pr crew doing their thing now. as for the other woman in the scandal though she has not been accused of any wrongdoing, jill kelly has now hired a top washington criminal defense lawyer. >> she also hired a publicist. the same one who represented. monica lewinsky. >> ah. >> abc's chief investigative correspondent, brian ross, set out to learn how she forged such a close relationship with the generals. >> reporter: jill kelly spent the day at her home in tampa not answering questions. in the background a television could be seen with news coverage of the pe
test of the president's theory that the election will break the fever in washington now the american people have sent him back and maybe signal to congress to get out of obstructionist mode and say look we have to work together now we are liked into this thing for four more years now that obama has a second term. >> one of the first items of business has to be just preventing the fiscal cliff we have heard so much about. the president saying he was going to invite, governor, governor romney and have a talk with him and pick his brain. >> bipartisan tone. see how long it lasts. >> we did hear from the president and mitt romney, an hour ago, the speech was decisive, and in the battleground states that were up for grabs. we'll got to boston in a moment. we begin with karen travers at obama headquarters, hi, karen. >> here in chicago the mood has been electric. the crudowd erupted when the networks predicted obama won ohio and thus had been re-elected. the president didn't just win ohio. he held his midwestern fire wall, wisconsin and iowa. we have been paying so much attention to ohio o
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it smelling fresh. febreze. breathe happy. >>> we told you yesterday about parent in washington state who were upset because children were being punished in what they call these isolation rooms. >> it turns out that these isolation rooms look this are only the tip of the iceberg in many schools across the country. abc's chief investigative correspondent brian ross has more. >> reporter: this surveillance video shows high school student andre mccollins in the lower right of the screen about go through what his school calls skin shock therapy for misbehavior. 60 volts of therapy. there are no national standard for restraints used on students, including andre with behavioral, later tied spread eagle to a restraint board. what happened at this school outside boston, an extreme example, was entirely legal. >> some day we are all going to look back and we're going to say, can you believe what we did here? >> reporter: an abc news investigation has found that only 17 states have specific laws protecting students from harsh treatments and restraints. >> that's there's thousands and thousands of childr
of broadwell was a brilliant move by a company seeking an edge in washington. >> people did not have to know she was his mistress. they knew he was friend with her. anyone in the agencies would know this is some one, petraeus will be favorable towards. >> broadwell is not the only woman who seems to have tried to been frit from ties to general petraeus. tampa socialite jill kelley used the name in the summer to broker a contract for $4 billion energy facility with senior officials of the south korean government. according to new york businessman, adam victor. >> ms. kelley made it clear to me that general petraeus put her in -- in this position. and that's why she was able to have access to such senior levels that they were essentially doing a favor for general petraeus. >> reporter: the new york businessman broke off dealing with kelley when she asked for an $80 million commission. no immediate comment from kel y kelley. a source said he had nothing to do with jill kelley's deal and had asked her to stop throwing his name around. brian ross, abc news, new york. >> apparently she was throwi
. >> absolutely. two new movies premiering today just might do the trick. first, the new denzel washington movie getting a lot of praise mere. >> denzel is in it. >> exactly, one of your favorites, one of the best in the business, mr. washington. he stars as a pilot named whip whitaker, a seasoned vet of the business, and he has to crash land his plane -- getting a sense of that in the clip -- a mitt eria midair catastrophe, but crash lands it and saves nearly everyone on board. but after the crash, as things develop, some questions emerge about exactly what happened, what went wrong, and questions about whip himself, the man, so that is very interesting too. take a listen. >> an initial report shows that you had alcohol in your system. >> yeah, so that -- that doesn't mean anything. i had a couple of beers last night. >> this toxicology report states that you were drunk, and if it is proven that your intoxication was the cause of the death of the four passengers, now we're going to look at four counts of manslaughter. >> hmm, getting interest. 80% favorable rating from rotten tomatoes. "usa tod
affairs. david wright has the story. >> reporter: a general and biographer, washington sex scandal juicy enough to bring down america's spymaster. oopz the humor and criticism came main low at the woman's expense. powerful men do pay a price for sex sandals. in petraeus' case, it cost him his job and possibly a bright political future. powerful men can hope for redemption. >> i did not have sexual relations with that woman. >> reporter: bill clinton's scandal may have wrecked his presidency. ultimately the elder statesman. whereas monica lewinsky will always be "that woman." >> i understand that she now has a $12 million book deal to write about that. but nonetheless, that is the brand that she now has. she's been branded. >> reporter: attorney gloria allred specializes in helping women cash in on rich and powerful cheaters. men like tiger woods or herman cane. she insists these men can restore their good names in part by accepting financial responsibility. feminist naomi wolf who publish aid new book on women and sexuality says she doesn't condone adultery. >> i don't think it is up to
. mitt romney, 14 stops in seven states. president obama, 14 stops in eight states. the latest abc news/"washington post" poll shows the race essentially deadlocked. 49% of likely voters support obama, 48%, romney. >> so we've made real progress, florida, these past four years. >> reporter: the candidates and their running mates all made stops in the critical battleground state of ohio. of course, they had dueling messages for voters. >> i know what real change looks like. it's because i fought for it. it's because i delivered it. we can't give up on it now. >> you hope that president obama would live up to his promise to bring people together to solve big problems. but he hasn't, and i will. >> also on romney's schedule, pennsylvania. a traditionally democratic state that romney is making a play for. >> the people of america understand we're taking back the white house because we're going to win pennsylvania. >> as the rays for voters continues in florida, chaos for those trying to cast their ballots. >> let us vote! let us vote! >> so many voters showed up to a miami polling center it overwhelme
washington this week. according to sources, petraeus admits his wrongdoing with at fair. he told a friend, quote, i really screwed up. but many in congress are saying more need to be answered. and will ask specifically if his affair with paula broadwell ever compromised national security. attorney general eric holder is also under fire. having to answer questions as to why the fbi waited so long to,0to tell president obama the affair was being uncovered. >> we made the determination as we were going through the matter that was not a threat to national security. >> reporter: petraeus will first testify in front of the house this morning at 7:30 a.m. eastern time. he will then be quickly ushered to the senate side for his second testimony of the day. rob, paula. >> all right, sundland, thank you. an interesting report came out yesterday, too. that petraeus report lead through a source said that he knew almost immediately that this was a terror attack, not something in relation to that an i islam film obviously would be contradicting what we heard from white house officials and ambassador su
is in their own hearts but also those of everybody else in line. john donvan, abc news, washington. >> so interesting, reality versus perception. who you think is going to win versus who you want to win. interesting. psychological difference. >> who do you think is going to win? >> not making any predictions. we'll be here for weeks talking about it. uh-uh. who do you think? >> i think the sign language interpreters are going to win. you. >> you should run for office. that was a very down the middle answer. more from abc coming up next. >> announcer: this is abc's "world news now," informing insomniacs for two decades. >>> this morning on "world news now" -- the misery is mounting. a week after hurricane sandy struck. people wonder how much more they can take of being cold, hungry, and homeless. >> and those long lines for gas go on and on and on. it is monday, november 5th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >>> good monday morning, everyone. i'm paula faris. >> i'm rob nelson. in a moment, an ominous new forecast for some of the most desperate people in the hurricane
in washington president obama has been having calls with leaders across the middle east. >> i want to express my appreciate to president obama for unequivocal clear sighted support for israel the right to defend itself. >> reporter: days after winning re-election, the president is faced with a widening conflict that has potential to destabilize an already unstable region. so, of course, in the united states and here in the region, everyone is hoping this is over quickly. no one can afford a wider war. >> thank you, christieian for that. >> the israeli military, media office, twitter account, gained 50,000 followers in the past 24 hours. hamas has a facebook page and all playing out on line and on in addition to the violence on the ground. >> hamas threatening israel saying they have opened the gates of hell by assassinating one of their top leaders. all of this began earlier this week. >> we will be back with more right after this. stay with us, everybody. >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations. >>> as we all know we are >>> as we all know, we are becoming a di
to avoid the fiscal cliff, which looms in just more than a month. abc's karen travers is in washington with the latest. good morning, karen. >> reporter: good morning, rob. good morning, paula. there seems to be a realization sinking in for lawmakers from both parties that they're going to have to compromise to reach a deal. but for many republicans, that may mean breaking a long-standing pledge on taxes. >> reporter: the senate's back in session, and the countdown to the fiscal cliff now stands at five weeks. if congress doesn't act, $650 billion in spending cuts and tax increases automatically go into effect on january 1. there are now increasing signs that republicans may be willing to deal on the most controversial issue -- taxes. but for many republicans, doing just that would mean breaking a pledge to not raise taxes. and taking the political risks that come with it. the "no new taxes" pledge is the brainchild of grover norquist, president of americans for tax reform. >> what the pledge does, of course, allows elected officials to make it clear openly to the american voters where
the looming budget crisis in washington. house speaker john boehner says republicans want to cooperate but not by raising taxes. >> here we go again. president obama addressed the crisis rather and other challenges he faces in his first post-victory news conference. abc's karen travers is joining us from washington with more. hi, karen. >> reporter: good morning, rob. good morning, paula. white house officials say they were expecting the president to get tough questions and yesterday he got them on a wide range of issues. in his first press conference in eight months, president obama said the american people knew what they were getting when they re-elected him. and his takeaway from last week's results -- >> i have got a mandate to help middle-class families. >> reporter: the fiscal cliff and mandatory spending cuts and tax increases is looming at the end of the year. >> i want a big deal. i want a comprehensive deal. >> reporter: the preside reiterated he is not backing down from the campaign pledge. >> a modest tax increase on the wealthy is not going to break their backs. they'll st
, mark. >> good morning to you. day after an election in washington, the day after spring training in baseball. everybody seems to be filled with a whole lot of hope. that was the same story here in washington as some of the leaders who normally bicker were finally talking about working together for once. >> reporter: it is back to work already for the president. who arrived back at the white house with the first family digging in now for four more years and immediate challenges. >> i return to the white house more determined and more inspired than ever. about the work there is to do. >> reporter: top on the president's to do list, economic growth and jobs. immigration reform, and the number one priority, those tax cuts, set to expire come midnight new year's eve. already, signs of potential compromise from republicans and democrats. >> mr. president, the republican majority here in the house stand ready to work with you. >> i am going to do everything within my power to be as conciliatory as possible. i want to work together. >> reporter: the president will also still have to work
from his wife and family for the majority of the last decade. i'm martha raddatz in washington. >>> there are new questions this morning about the fbi agent who first took that initial complaint from jill kelly. we have learned the agent was barred from taking part in the case over the summer due to concerns he had become personally involved. he reached out to a member of congress when he thought the e-mail investigation was not moving quickly enough. >> could this get any messier? wow. >> thinking, yes. >>> defense secretary leon panetta made his comments about petraeus' decision to resign as the nation's top spot. according to panetta -- i think he took the right step and i think it's important when you're director of the cia with all the challenges that face youen that position that personal integrity comes first and foremost. >>> yeah, secretary of defense, leon panetta and the president agreed, general john allen was up for a promotion. going to become the united states european command and supreme allied commander. that nomination is going to be delayed again. general joh
of political instability, the neighbors on the drive have advice for washington. >> i think they need to see the humanity in the others, and i think they need to focus on that instead of the politics >> should they start baking cookies for each other? >> i evangelize with cookies. >> reporter: food for thought. amy robach, maclean. >> a battleground street in a battleground state. disagree without being disagreeable. >> send us some of the cookies. that is it for this half hour. but we do want to remind you to do the most important thing that you can do today. >> go vote! >> that's right. >> you're watching "world news now." ♪ >>> this morning on "world news now" -- we, the people, decide today who will spend the next four years in the white house. >> after record early voting this campaign season, it all comes down to the voters who head to the polls today. it is tuesday, election day, finally it's november 6th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >>> good election day morning, everybody. i'm rob nelson. >> and we're probably going to say good day after the election tom
lives on online. pierre thomas, abc new, washington. >> influence from the grave. what's disturbing. the one man, kabeer, former member of the u.s. military. for a brief time. in the air force from summer 2000 to the end of 2001. they're not releasing details on why exactly he was honorably discharged. but it's scary that one of our own at one point who fought and trained for this country would turn against it. >> they trained with paint ball rifles and even talked about going to afghanistan and setting up an orphanage to really cover up. ♪ it's christmas time >> run dmc. ♪ it's christmastime run dmc ♪ >>> run dmc. nothing says holidays like run dmc. >> or hershey's. >> thanksgiving, on plenty of shelves plenty of christmas spirit. >> does all the holiday packaging have all that much effect on what is inside the package. we sent our reporter to do a little bit of tasting. >> reporter: that time of year where we are expected to embrace the sensory overload. for those trying to catch our eye and get us to pull out our wall wallets, it's the annual festive dressing of the shelves
of it coming out of washington. >> there are signs of cooperation, but also a line in the sand. it's friday, november 9th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >>> well, that line in the sand was drawn by house speaker john boehner in an interview with our own diane sawyer. very interesting. you can tell the battle's beginning to brew once again. you just saw this months ago. good friday morning, everybody. i am rob nelson. >> here is my olive branch, but -- >> here's half a branch. >> i'm paula faris. all about what is popularly or unpopularly known as that fiscal cliff. >>> also this half hour, the power fropo power problems plaguing those who were hit so incredibly hard by sandy. maybe the worst of it tens of thousands of folks who got their power back on only to lose it in a matter of hours later. they're in the snow now. >> they describe the nor'easter this week as a sucker punch coming after sandy. your heart has to go out to those people. really is legitimately cold out. it will get warmer. >> snowing. >> toward the end of the week. but, oh. and a little fun this mo
on her computer. martha raddatz, abc news, washington. >> and that's what we're pointing out here, the real news, was national security at risk. whatever was going on in this man's bedroom, what did she really have access to, and did that put the nation in any kind of jeopardy? that's what makes the news beyond the soap opera, tawdry details of it all. >> if you are an adulterer and in the military, you can be tried for that. >> didn't know that. i didn't know that. interesting there too. >>> well, top lawmakers are expected to be briefed on the whole matter later today. i have a feeling it will be a long briefing. >> the fbi is certain to get questions about how it exactly handled the investigation. with more on that angle, here is abc's pierre thomas. >> reporter: fbi and justice department officials say they followed the rules. the fbi's focus was on whether federal cyber harassment statutes were violated by alleged mistress paula broadwell when those menacing e-mails were sent. petraeus himself never was the focus of the investigation, nor did it turn up any evidence that he b
in wisconsin, nevada and colorado. karen travers, abc news, washington. >> by all measures this is still a tied race, that is still going to come down to a few key swing states, ohio. according to a "the new york times" poll we got yesterday, halloween. obama up by five points, 50-45 over romney in ohio. if, you know, like i said you don't know the impact of the storm. you've don't know, every poll says something different. so you don't know how it will play out. all eyes really, ohio and -- and florida. but then democrats could be losing ground, in what they thought were solid blue states including michigan and minnesota now. >> you would think though the folks in florida, with all of the hurricanes that they get, they want someone they can respond, vigorously and robustly to, to this type of tragedy. and with chris christie, vouching for president obama, i would think that that would have some sort of effect on, perhaps florida voters. >> you know what else, i hope i haven't, mentioned new orleans on the show this week. i think when the way you see politicians and your local leaders, even med
thomas, abc news, washington. >>> wow, number one, you hope there is no threat to national security. that's what makes this is a news story besides the details. two we have seen this scandal, powerful man, in trouble for stepping outside the marriage. have to feel bad for his wife, the public humiliation. married, 38 years. >> one of the things interesting, paula bradwell has a military background. a major in the armed services. >> they had thing thousands in common. >> she knew better. >> everyone knows better. we are all grown folks here. the moral compass shut down. >> national security level she knew better. >> all the time together. the pbiographer. never written a book. >> both extremely athletic. >> you can see where the attraction easily built. >> no question. inproech inappropriate. entire career. >> seen it before. this went be the last time. you know that. today, investigators in indiana, back at the scene of the deadly house explosion in indianapolis to search for more clues. >> neighbors say a second grade teacher and her husband the two vick,0 victims who died in the blast.
yesterday, washington has become the third state to approve gay marriage. maryland and maine also approved same sex unions in tuesday's election. minnesota voters rejected a proposed constitutional amendment to ban it. six other states and washington, d.c. have approved same-sex marria marriage. tuesday the first time it passed through a public vote. opponent say they will continue to fight for marriage as being between a man and woman. >>> president obama is claiming victory in florida even though the state they still haven't fin tished counting thes. most remaining votes in miami-dade county, leans democratic. the state's largest county had a last minute wave of absentee ballots and the race is too close to call they have to certifies though buys next week. >> got to love florida. >>> speaking of politics we could soon see the next jen ration of the bush political dine street. george p. bush has filed papers in texas to run for office. the 36-year-old is the son of former florida governor jeb bush. the nephew of former president george w. bush. and the grandson of former president george
to be confirmed. jonathan karl, abc news, washington. >>> interesting parallel that story points out between condoleezza, confirmation process, and this one. "the washington post," interesting profile, i like the human nuggets they find. as u.n. ambassador she gained a reputation for sharp intellect. and sharp elbows. she is not known for diplomatic finesse, known for being aggressive sometimes too aggressive and using salty language on occasion. in private she has a good sense of humor. trying to dig up some humanity on her as well, but clearly she's a bulldog behind closed doors. >> they wouldn't indicate whether or not they would block the nomination if it gets to the point. the president has not nominated her to this point, we just want to make that clear. but some of the beef that some republicans have with her, if you can only provide -- if you have nothing but bad information, isn't it better to give no information at all, just to say we are still sorting it out. >> someone made that point i you don't know. shut up until you do. and these three gop senators were not pleased. also met
by colonial penn live insurance. >>> welcome back, everyone. a school in washington state is coming under fire for using so-called isolation booths to calm kids down. >> the room is used for special ed children when they're in danger of hurting themselves or others but some parents say this is nothing more than abuse. patrick preston has the story. >> reporter: in a matter of hours, photos of the isolation booth were shared on facebook about 100 times. from the outside you can see the booth is located in a storage area and has two peepholes at different heights. inside students can sit on the floor of the small padded room. the ceiling features air holes for ventilation. the original facebook poster, a longview mom criticized its use as abusive arguing kids are locked in for crying or tapping on their desk. comments echoed by facebook posters, who ask seriously have the police been notified this has been used. marcy wrote, that is terrible and should never be used regardless if the child is out of control or not. and suggested if a parent did that at home they would be put in jail. do you feel
of bipartisanship, a trait many undecided voters profess to love, one sorely lacking in washington, d.c. >> he has worked incredibly closely with me. i cannot thank the president enough for his personal concern. >> governor christie throughout this process has been responsive. he has put his heart and soul into making sure that the people of new jersey bounce back even stronger than before. >> reporter: the president seems confident his campaign manager said they have the math. romney's campaign the myth. polls out had the president up in two of the states the president needs to put together his electoral puzzle. wisconsin and ohio. and it's not as if all campaigning has discontinued. >> we have got to get through the next six days. >> vice president biden in florida, and former president bill clinton in iowa making the president's case for him. >> obama's economic plan is better. >> reporter: starting thursday, president obama will be campaigning, full time. full steam ahead going to wisconsin, colorado, nevada. three cities in ohio. and that's just thursday and friday. jake tapper, abc news, the
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